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Girls Win At Darlington

The Prairie du Chien girls are putting together an excellent season so far. Posing at Darlington are Greta Hein, Jayden Jenks, Meg Katzung, Faith Dillman, Ella Hein, Amber Huser and Karly Jaynes.

Blake Bartels of Prairie du Chien leads a long string of runners at Darlington.


Prairie du Chien girls 

win Darlington Invitational

The Prairie du Chien girls varsity cross country team won the Darlington Invitational against 25 teams on Saturday for the first time in the 34-year race history.  

The girls scored 76 points to top second-place Darlington’s 88 points. Darlington, 2016 Division 3 State Champion, was definitely favored to win on their own home course.  


Golfers Victorious

Sophie Miller chips out from behind a tree on hole number four Thursday afternoon at Prairie du Chien Country Club. (Photos by Ted Pennekamp)

Mackenzie Maguire hits a curving uphill putt on the fourth green Thursday afternoon.

Gabby Ritchie watches her putt on number four edge closer to the hole. Ritchie was medalist as Prairie du Chien defeated visiting Lancaster.

Prairie du Chien’s Molly Peterson watches her putt break towards the hole on number four Thursday afternoon at Prairie du Chien Country Club.


Prairie golfers 

defeat Lancaster

The Blackhawk girls golf team notched their first win of the season with a 214-228 victory over Lancaster on Thursday at Prairie du Chien Country Club. 

Gabby Ritchie paced the squad and was match medalist with her season low of 43. In second place overall was Mackenzie Maguire with a 47. Sophie Miller fired a 60. Molly Peterson posted a 64 and Lydia Seeley carded an 80.


PdC Woman Helps Texas Friend

Kathleen Kalina

Jo Arispe’s trailer was destroyed by Hurricane Harvey. (Photo submitted)

Jo Arispe bringing Daisy to rehab to see Kathleen Kalina while Kathleen was recovering from a stroke in Rockport, Texas in May of 2016. (Photo submitted)


Local woman helping her friend, a Hurricane Harvey victim

By Ted Pennekamp


A Prairie du Chien woman is helping out in the aftermath of Hurricane Harvey with more than just donations. Kathleen Kalina is helping to get her friend, Jo Arispe, to Prairie du Chien from Rockport, Texas and is also aiding in finding Arispe a place to live at Rivercrest Villages, an apartment complex. 


David M. Kramer

David M. Kramer, 42, of Prairie du Chien, passed away unexpectedly Monday, Sept. 4, at his home. 


He was born July 10, 1975, in Anaheim, Calif., the son of Duane and Janet (Gibson) Kramer. David was employed by Bennett Hardwoods in Prairie du Chien. He was an avid Green Bay Packer fan and loved to fish. David was a devoted father, loving son and brother. 


Shooting Near Mount Hope Updated


45-year-old suspect 

shot to death by Grant County deputy

DCI continues to investigate


PdC Cross Country

The Lady Blackhawks’ Amber Huser strides up a hill. Huser took first place in the meet.

Greta Hein, Ella Hein and Karly Jaynes get ahead of a DodgePoint opponent Tuesday afternoon at La Riviere Park. (Photos by Rose Ziel)

Prairie du Chien’s Faith Dillman nears the finish Tuesday at La Riviere Park.

Charlie Eastman (left) and Brady Bartels (right) run side by side at La Riviere Park Tuesday.

Prairie du Chien’s Jayce Sexton battles up an incline ahead of a DodgePoint runner.


Prairie du Chien 

cross country 

hosts DodgePoint

The Prairie du Chien girls cross country team ran incredibly well in their first meet of the year against conference champion DodgePoint.  

The PdC girls edged out DodgePoint to win the meet 26 to 29. 


Chinese Musicians Coming to Prairie du Chien

The five members of Manhu play such instruments as Sani bamboo flute, leaf, moon lute, xianzi, moon lute percussion and others. (Contributed photo)


Chinese musical group to have 

residency and perform in Prairie du Chien

By Ted Pennekamp


A group of musicians from China will be the first of four cultural programs sponsored by Arts Midwest World Fest that will perform in Prairie du Chien over the next two school years. 


Council gives Regals three-week extension

New alderperson sworn in, fire chief position being advertised

By Correne Martin

The Prairie du Chien Common Council conducted a short, special meeting Tuesday night, Aug. 29, to take care of a couple of items of important business.

Representatives for the Dennis Regal family requested a two-to three-week extension to the legally-determined eviction date of Aug. 31, at which time the family was supposed to have its personal belongings and buildings removed from the city-owned marina premises. Due to an accident in late July, resulting in Dennis Regal Jr. having his left leg amputated, they appealed to the council for a bit more time to fulfill the duties. According to City Administrator Art Osten, the council decided to grant a three-week extension from Aug. 31, thus giving them until Sept. 21 for complete removal.


PdC chamber highlights its functions as Chamber of Commerce Month begins

The Prairie du Chien Area Chamber of Commerce welcomed and hosted Stephanie Klett and her Travel Wisconsin tourism team while they spent several days in Prairie du Chien in early June. The purpose of the visit was for the 20-plus person team to visit, learn and understand the destinations in the area that they commonly promote via Travel Wisconsin. Klett is pictured with PdC chamber CEO Bob Moses in front of the chamber office and tourism information center. (Photo by Correne Martin)

By Correne Martin

What does the Chamber of Commerce do for the community?

According to a proclamation declaring September Chamber of Commerce Month, signed by Gov. Scott Walker, this organization provides a variety of services to its business members, including advocacy and economic development. The proclamation says chambers also:

•promote tourism, community events and prosperity,

•advertise in print, radio and TV across the tri-states, from Green Bay and Milwaukee, to the Quad Cities and Chicago, to La Crosse and farther up the Mississipppi,

•work to solve critical economic challenges, including the labor shortage,

•encourage entrepreneurship,

•solve problems with the unique ability to work with stakeholders from both the private and public sectors,

•and, in general, make the community a better place to live, work and play.


Prairie man charged with meth possession

A 40-year-old Prairie du Chien man has been charged in Crawford County Circuit Court with one count of possession of methamphetamine.  Christopher Fernette faces up to 3.5 years in prison and a $10,000 fine if convicted.

According to the criminal complaint, during a narcotics investigation, Prairie du Chien police made contact with Fernette and he consented to police entering his residence. The officers observed several syringe needle caps in his bedroom, the complaint said. The officers also saw other items consistent with drug paraphernalia. During a search of Fernette’s bedroom, the officers seized a clear plastic container with meth inside.


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